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Real Estate Investor's Law Firm in California

Representing Real Estate Investors throughout California

If you're a real estate investor,
you'll find real estate and estate planning attorneys
and resources you need
to increase profits,
minimize risks
and fight lawsuits here...

As a real estate investor, you want to maximize your profits, minimize your risks and, if a dispute arises, you want tough, aggressive, persistent, creative representation. You want results. You want your problem solved as quickly and inexpensively as possible. We understand.

You want top lawyers who are respected by their peers. Lawyers at Lerman Law Partners come from top law schools, have decades of experience in real estate investment law and have received the highest ratings possible from peers (Martindale Hubbell® peer reviewed and rated "AV® PreeminentTM"*, the highest rating possible). The Firm's managing partner, Jeff Lerman, was elected by his peers to be President of the Marin County Bar Association. Partner Michelle Lerman has been selected for inclusion in 2009 and 2010 Super Lawyers® . Only 5% of the lawyers in the state were so selected.

You want lawyers who have been recognized for their expertise. Lawyers at Lerman Law Partners are trusted resources for national and local television news programs, radio shows, podcasts and newspaper reporters. They are highly sought-after speakers for real estate investment clubs and real estate professional associations. They count among their client list many real estate investment club leaders.

You want lawyers who come with outstanding references from other clients. Michelle Lerman has been voted the "#1 Favorite Attorney for Marin/Sonoma" by the J. Weekly Newsmagazine Readers' Choice Award (2007). Please view our client testimonial video in the video library on this homepage and visit our client testimonials page.

You want lawyers who not only understand, but can anticipate, your needs. We focus on the unique concerns, needs and objectives of investors at every stage of the cycle of real estate ownership: acquisition, syndication, entity formation, asset protection, financing, development, construction, leasing, management and liquidation of real estate assets. At Lerman Law Partners, you also receive the benefits of integrated expertise in the areas of transactions, litigation and estate planning. The fact that we practice in each of these areas, makes us better in each area than we would be if we only practiced in one of those areas. For example, the fact that we are trial lawyers makes us better transactional lawyers because we have seen how and why transactional documents end up in court, and we can use that unique perspective to draft better documents to minimize future disputes. The fact that we handle estate planning makes us better transactional lawyers because we can identify and address estate planning issues in your documents. All of this gives you the convenience of one-stop shopping for your real estate legal needs.

Contact us today. We have offices in San Rafael, San Francisco, Santa Clara and Los Angeles.


Help Me… Top Rated by Peers and Clients
AV LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated For Ethical Standards and Legal Ability

AV® Preeminent™ (4.5-5.0) - An AV® certification mark is a significant rating accomplishment - a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence. *

Super Lawyers

Jeffrey H. Lerman has been selected for inclusion in 2013 Super Lawyers. Only 5% of the lawyers in the state were so selected.

Michelle C. Lerman has been selected for inclusion in 2009 and 2010 Super Lawyers. Only 5% of the lawyers in the state were so selected.

* CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.

AVVO Rating 10.0 | Superb

Michelle C. Lerman voted #1 Favorite Attorney for Marin/Sonoma

“J. Weekly” Newsmagazine Readers’ Choice Award 2007

Lerman Law Partners News

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Jeff, Michelle and Phil To Speak at

Free 2nd Annual Commercial Real Estate Legal, Tax, Market & Finance Update and Networking Event

If you're a commercial real estate broker, property manager, investor or adviser, this is a MUST ATTEND!  OVER 100 have registered already.  RSVP now!  Limited Seating!

MARCH 24, 2015

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Jeff Lerman Spoke At Investor Education Institute Series' Workshop:

The Ultimate Commercial Loan Workout Symposium:
For Distress to Success


Save your commercial property from foreclosure under the new rules for commercial loan workouts. Learn secrets to a successful distressed loan workout...even if your property is "Underwater."

8-Part Home Study Course Now Available!

Click here for more details and to purchase home study course online

"One of the best programs I have attended. Excellent array of speakers." -- Nachman Flatt, CPA, Calabasas, CA

"Great speakers...very informative...great investment of my time." -- Leon Katz

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Office Locations

For addresses to each of our office locations, please click here

  • San Rafael
  • Century City
  • San Francisco
  • Santa Clara
  • San Mateo
  • Walnut Creek
  • Berkeley
  • Pleasanton